Saturday, July 4, 2015

1978 Topps Baseball #309 - Cliff Johnson


  • Here's another Yankee Stadium picture with the Brut billboard in the background.
  • Cliff Johnson was used mainly as a DH and pinch hitter in 1978. He played a few games behind the plate as well. It was the worst offensive season of Johnson's 15 year career.
  • 1978 Stats
    • Regular Season: .184, 6 HR, 19 RBI in 76 games
    • AL Championship Series: .000 (0 for 1) in 1 game
    • World Series: .000 (0 for 2) in 2 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • June 14 - Appeared as a pinch hitter and hit a 2-run home run that tied the game in the bottom of the 8th inning. The Yankees eventually beat the Seattle Mariners 11-9 in ten innings.
    • July 14 - Hit a pinch home run in the bottom of the 9th to tie the Chicago White Sox, The Yankees won the game 7-6 in 11 innings.